(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Friday. Since October 2008 market makers are now required to be on the bid as much as they are on the offer and for like amounts of stock. This Fair Market Making Requirement is designed to prevent market makers from manipulating stock prices. On Friday there were 3987 companies with "abnormal" market making, 2646 companies with positive Friction Factors and 2617 companies with negative Friction Factors. Here is a list of the top companies with the highest net buy volume on Friday and lowest price Friction (bullish). This means that there was more buying than selling in the stocks and their stock prices rose faster with less Friction. Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE), Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX), Sprint Nextel Corp (NYSE:S), CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL), Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA). To access Friction Factor, Naked Short Data and SqueezeTrigger Prices on all stocks please visit http://www.buyins.net .
Market Maker Friction Factor is shown in the chart below:
Symbol Change Percent Buy Volume Buy %% Sell Volume Sell %% Net Volume Friction
CMCSA $0.900 2.23% 10,938,176 54.92% 8,938,847 44.88% 1,999,329 22,215
PFE $0.240 0.89% 9,517,185 32.18% 7,343,669 24.83% 2,173,516 90,563
BSX $0.010 0.13% 6,066,453 34.03% 3,854,069 21.62% 2,212,384 2,212,384
S $0.030 0.51% 11,688,862 33.86% 9,404,183 27.24% 2,284,679 761,560
CTL $0.750 2.32% 15,422,550 39.31% 12,833,271 32.71% 2,589,279 34,524
AA $0.030 0.32% 13,396,256 46.43% 8,031,528 27.83% 5,364,728 1,788,243
Analysis of the Friction Factor chart above shows that each of the six stocks mentioned above have high net dollar gains (Change) and very low price friction in their stocks. The Friction Factor displays how many more shares of buying than selling are required to move a stock higher by one cent or how many more shares of selling than buying moves a stock lower by 1 cent.
For example, the chart above shows CMCSA with a Net Buy Volume of 1,999,329 shares and a Friction Factor of 22,215 shares. That means that it takes 22,215 more shares of buying than selling to move CMCSA higher by one penny. This means the Market Makers are allowing the stock to move up higher as of Friday (lower friction). And with one of the highest Net Buy Volumes, the combination of low friction and high net buy volume is bullish.
Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA) - Comcast Corporation provides entertainment, information, and communications products and services in the United States and internationally. The company s Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business customers. As of December 31, 2011, it served 22.3 million video customers, 18.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 9.3 million voice customers in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Its Cable Networks segment consists of national cable entertainment, national cable news and information, national cable sports, regional sports and news, and international cable networks; and a cable television production studio and digital media properties. The company s Broadcast Television segment comprises the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, NBC and Telemundo owned local television stations, broadcast television production operations, and related digital media properties, which primarily include brand-aligned Websites. Its Filmed Entertainment segment consists of the operations of Universal Pictures, including Focus Features, which produces, acquires, markets, and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television, and other distribution platforms. This segment also develops, produces, and licenses stage plays. The company s Theme Parks segment comprises theme parks; studios; and a dining, retail, and entertainment complex. Comcast Corporation also owns a multipurpose arena in Philadelphia; and provides facilities management and food services for sporting events, concerts, and other events. The company offers its services directly to residential and business customers through call centers; door-to-door selling; direct mail, television, Internet, and local media advertising; and telemarketing and retail outlets. Comcast Corporation was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania..
Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) - Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of medicines for people and animals worldwide. It primarily offers Celebrex, Chantix/Champix, Lipitor, Lyrica, Premarin, Pristiq, and Viagra pharmaceutical products in the therapeutic and disease areas of Alzheimer s disease, cardiovascular, erectile dysfunction, genitourinary, depressive disorder, pain, respiratory, and smoking cessation. The company also provides BeneFIX, Enbrel, Genotropin, Geodon, Prevnar/Prevenar, Rebif, ReFacto AF, Revatio, Xalatan, Xyntha, and Zyvox pharmaceutical products in the therapeutic and disease areas of anti-infectives, endocrine disorders, hemophilia, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, ophthalmology, pulmonary arterial hypertension, specialty neuroscience, and vaccines. In addition, it offers Aromasin, Sutent, Torisel, and Xalkori pharmaceutical products for addressing oncology and oncology-related illnesses; and other prescription pharmaceutical products, such as Arthrotec, Effexor, Medrol, Norvasc, Protonix, Relpax, and Zosyn/Tazocin. Further, the company provides vaccines, parasiticides, and anti-infectives to prevent and treat disease in livestock and companion animals; and non-prescription products, including Advil, Caltrate, Centrum, ChapStick, Preparation H, and Robitussin in the areas of dietary supplements, pain management, respiratory, and personal care. Additionally, it offers various infant and toddler nutritional products, such as S-26 and SMA product lines, as well as formula for infants with special nutritional needs. The company sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies, pharmacies, individual provider offices, veterinarians, livestock producers, and grocery and convenience stores. Pfizer Inc. was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York, New York..
Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX) - Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices used in various interventional medical specialties worldwide. The company offers interventional cardiology products, including coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; coronary revascularization products, such as balloon catheters, rotational atherectomy systems, guide wires, guide catheters, embolic protection devices, and diagnostic catheters used in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; intraluminal ultrasound imaging catheters and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems. It also provides cardiac rhythm management devices consisting of implantable cardioverter defibrillator, and implantable pacemaker systems that monitor the heart and deliver electricity to treat cardiac abnormalities; endoscopy products, such as devices to treat diseases of the digestive and pulmonary systems; and peripheral interventions to treat patients with peripheral diseases. In addition, the company offers devices comprising mid-urethral sling products, sling materials, graft materials, pelvic floor reconstruction kits, and suturing devices to treat urinary stone disease, stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and excessive uterine bleeding. Further, it provides neuromodulation products used for the management of chronic pain; and medical technologies used in the diagnosis and treatment of rate and rhythm disorders of the heart, such as frequency (RF) generators, steerable RF ablation catheters, intracardiac ultrasound catheters, diagnostic catheters, delivery sheaths, and other accessories. Additionally, it offers implantable devices that monitor the heart and deliver electricity to treat cardiac abnormalities; and implantable pacemaker systems used to manage slow or irregular heart rhythms. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts..
Sprint Nextel Corp (NYSE:S) - Sprint Nextel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, offers wireless and wireline communications products and services to individual consumers, businesses, government subscribers, and resellers in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. It operates in two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment provides data transmission services, including mobile productivity applications, such as Internet access, messaging, and email services; wireless photo and video offerings; location-based capabilities comprising asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools; mobile entertainment applications; and local and long distance wireless voice services, voicemail, call waiting, three-way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, and call forwarding services. This segment also provides customized design, development, implementation, and support for wireless services provided to large companies and government agencies, as well as sells accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers, and other devices and accessories to subscribers, agents, and other third-party distributors for resale. The Wireline segment offers voice and data communications, including domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as multiprotocol label switching technologies, Internet protocol, managed network services, voice over Internet protocol, session initiated protocol, and traditional voice services, as well as wholesale voice local and long distance, and digital voice services. This segment markets and sells its services primarily through direct sales representatives. The company offers its wireless and wireline voice and data transmission services under the Sprint, Nextel, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Assurance Wireless brands. It serves approximately 56 million customers. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas..
CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) - CenturyLink, Inc. operates as an integrated telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides local and long-distance, network access, private line, public access, broadband, data, managed hosting, colocation, wireless, and video services to consumers and businesses. It offers video entertainment services under the CenturyLink Prism TV and DIRECTV brands. CenturyLink also provides data, voice, and managed services to enterprise, government, and wholesale customers in local, national, and select international markets through its fiber optic network and data centers. In addition, it provides network services, cloud infrastructure, and hosted information technology solutions for enterprises. CenturyLink sells its products through direct sales representatives, inbound call centers, local retail stores, telemarketing, and third parties. It has strategic partnership with DIRECTV and Verizon Wireless. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana..
Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) - Alcoa Inc. engages in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. The company operates in four segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Flat-Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. The Alumina segment engages in mining of bauxite, which is then refined into alumina. The Primary Metals segment produces aluminum. The Flat-Rolled Products segment engages in the production and sale of aluminum plate, sheet, and foil. The Engineered Products and Solutions segment produces and sells titanium, aluminum, and super alloy investment castings, hard alloy extrusions, forgings and fasteners, aluminum wheels, integrated aluminum structural systems, and architectural extrusions. Its products are used in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, building and construction, oil and gas, defense, consumer electronics, and industrial applications. The company holds interests in bauxite mining activities. The company has operations primarily in the United States, Australia, Spain, Brazil, the Netherlands, Norway, France, the Russian Federation, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom, China, and Germany. Alcoa Inc. was founded in 1888 and is based in New York, New York..
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